This article may help as it relates how to use the replace references functionality - https://www.theinformationlab.co.uk/2017/12/08/fix-workbook-data-structure-changes/
I hope this helps.
Thanks! I'm doing a lot of DS swapping so I know most of the tricks at this point, but what concerns me is when the only change is to one element that's not used or referenced in any workbooks or calculated fields somehow manages to break everything? Suddenly calculations are named "Calculation29856723659272837" etc, and elements in calculated fields that no one touched are corrupted as well. It's concerning.
I can fix it by hand but it seems that it shouldn't be happening in the first place! I've filed a ticket with Tableau (at least a month ago) but no resolution yet.